Sorex satunini 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Eulipotyphla Soricidae

Scientific Name: Sorex satunini
Species Authority: Ognev, 1922
Regional Assessments:
Common Name(s):
English Caucasian Shrew
Sorex caucasica Sokolov & Tembotov, 1989 subspecies stvropolica

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Bukhnikashvili, A. & Kryštufek, B.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Temple, H. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
A widespread species, common in suitable habitats, with no known major threats. Least Concern.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Distributed in northern Turkey and the Caucasus.
Countries occurrence:
Armenia (Armenia); Azerbaijan; Georgia; Russian Federation; Turkey
Upper elevation limit (metres): 2600
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Population [top]

Population: In the Caucasus is common, but never abundant.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Where the species co-occurs with Sorex raddei, apparently competition pushes the species outside of forests into sub-Alpine habitats (i.e. in the Caucasus) . The species occurs in Alpine meadows with rocky outcrops but also in forests in the west. Elevation ranges from sea level to 2,600 m. Feed mainly on beetles, but also consume other insects. Reproduce in spring and first half of summer. Has up to 3 litters per season, with 4-8 young in each.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No major threats to the species. Local overgrazing in the Caucasus is a concern.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Found in protected areas.

Citation: Bukhnikashvili, A. & Kryštufek, B. 2008. Sorex satunini. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T41415A10462857. . Downloaded on 31 May 2016.
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